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I have a Herters Super Model 81 reloading press. The handle broke. Does anybody know where I can get a replacement handle?
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Brandyn
 

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If the handle is cast, you'll need a donor press. If its a piece of round bar, like RCBS, your closest machine shop can fix you right up.
 

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Well, it can probably be fabricated fairly easy. I see a picture of it and don't see any part that couldn't be made of welded bar stock.
 

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TTBOMK...Herter's did not manufacture any of their own stuff, so there is bound to be a part from the original Mfg. out there somewhere.

Gotta love Herter's stuff though.

Good luck.
 

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langenc-- You'll have to point to that. Fred Hunnington could laugh and get all 300 lbs of him shaking over Herter's advertising.
C-H and Pacific were the primary suppliers to Herters in the reloading tool category, AFAIK. Many of the dies were hard chromed for 'heat-treat'.
 

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Even cast iron can be welded. It's likely malleable cast iron which is easily repaired. The local welding shop should be able to fix you right up.

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Castings can be brazed fairly easily. Might be the simplest route if you have all the pieces.
 

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Lachmiller made some of their presses, The question is, How on earth did you break that?

Here is a Lachmiller press, I have a Herter's exactly like it, But it's Black.

Electric blue Auto part Fashion accessory Wood Metal
 
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